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Albany- The Dougherty County school board is taking a step back on a decision to hire construction managers for building projects.

They rescinded an earlier decision to hire managers for construction sites. Current projects are too far along to need construction managers.

Some board members say a manager helps contract more minority businesses, but others say the school system does a good job handling the projects and gets better prices without one.

"I still think that conventionally bidding the project to local and area contractors will get the school system and taxpayer a better price," said David Maschke, the school board member for District 1.

The issue may come up again as new construction projects begin in the school system.

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